Last week, Robert Kelly, a professor of political science at Pusan National University, was featured as a guest expert on BBC to discuss the political state of South Korea.
It wasn’t Kelly’s knowledge on South Korea that made his appearance become one of the most viral videos around, but rather his two children hilariously video bombing his interview.
As you can see, his eldest daughter Marion trotted in before baby James strolled in on his walker:Image Credit: Screenshot/WSJ
Kelly was informed of his children’s entrance by the BBC reporter; however, despite Kelly trying to wave his kids to leave, they continued to play.
It was here that his wife, Jung-a Kim, came sprinting into the room in a desperate effort to remove the kids while trying to be as stealthy as possible:Image Credit: Screenshot/WSJ
In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Kelly and his wife opened up about the incident, which has captured the attention of more than 84 million people around the world.
Kelly started out by stating that he thought he had locked the door to the room, which is why he was so surprised when his daughter gleefully barged in.Image Credit: Screenshot/WSJ
“As soon as she opened the door I saw her image on my screen. She was in a hippity-hoppity mood that day because of the school party.”
Kelly tried to carry on with the interview, but once James came in:
“Then I knew it was over.”
When the BBC host informed Kelly that his daughter had walked in the room, Kelly said that he was “mortified” at first, but looking back, he finds it just as funny as the rest of the world:
“It was terribly cute. I saw the video like everybody else and it’s really funny.”
Hilariously enough, this apparently happens all the time, according to Kelly’s wife:
“It happens all the time but not like this. This was the first time it happened during an interview.”
When Kelly and Jung-a Kim heard that some sites had accused Jung-a Kim of being the nanny, Kelly admitted it was awkward:
Ps Jung-a Kim is Professor Robert Kelly's wife. Not the nanny. pic.twitter.com/0Oj9DiXkxS
— Pádraig Belton (@PadraigBelton) March 12, 2017
“We were pretty uncomfortable with it.”
In the end, the couple said they have found the entire experience to be something they won’t soon forget.
You can watch the original video below: